As first state long-term care program gets revisions, others show interest
Apr 19, 2022
How state lawmakers in Washington handle the fate of their first-of-a-kind, public long-term care insurance program is being closely watched by leaders in other states.
A payment program that should be fixed, not nixed
Nov 22, 2021
Look, Washington state’s public insurance program is far from perfect. But if some opponents have their way, it’ll never even get started. And that would be a real loss.
Lawsuit threatens first-of-its-kind public long-term care insurance program
Nov 18, 2021
A first-of-its-kind state program that funds long-term care through a mandatory payroll tax is being challenged in federal court.
This season, the gifts will just keep on comin’
Nov 17, 2021
There’s no more dreading what’s in the box, no fear that you’re getting some dud gift dressed up in the fanciest of double-sided wrapping paper.
Lesson from site of first US COVID outbreak: Staffing levels, worker support vital
Apr 14, 2021
Being aware of state staffing regulations and providing support to employees were crucial lessons for leaders at the Washington state nursing home that became the first U.S. site of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Facility at heart of first US COVID outbreak gets second vaccine shots; residents and staff nearly all...
Jan 21, 2021
Second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were given to an overwhelming majority of staff and residents at a Washington state skilled nursing facility that was the first site of a coronavirus outbreak...
State accused of withholding most COVID-19 matching funds for nursing homes
Aug 25, 2020
Nursing home stakeholders in Washington state are accusing the officials there of sitting on federal coronavirus relief funding designed to help nursing home operators struggling with increased costs during...
Washington’s attempt to pass a long-term care tax failed. Here’s why, and what’s next.
Mar 13, 2018
A bipartisan effort to help seniors pay for nursing home care died last week when Washington’s state Legislature ended its 2018 session.
Three states to examine risk, reform in Medicaid project
Sep 19, 2014
Alabama, Washington and Nevada are participating in a yearlong Medicaid project that could help share risk between states and the federal government, the National Governors Association said this week.
Rhode Island is No. 1 HIPAA enforcer in state rankings
Stephanie H. Kim
Jul 16, 2014
Healthcare providers may feel more pressure of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act enforcement in states like Rhode Island and Alaska, according to data compiled by TrueVault, a HIPAA compliance...